Serving up local food brings statewide honor

How Gretchen Hardy of Brattleboro’s The Porch Cafe and Catering went from unemployed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Young Vermont Entrepreneur of the Year.

Campers aim to highlight plight of Vermont homeless

Advocates will take to tents to dramatize new state numbers that report a rising problem.

Vermont Foodbank seeks engagement and empathy

The state’s primary supplier for community cupboards, soup kitchens and shelters, holding its annual Hunger Action Conference this month, is calling for more public collaboration.

Can a volunteer historical society run a Vermont general store?

The town of Putney, wanting to save its downtown “grocery and gathering space” after back-to-back fires, is about to find out.

New Leahy biography rips up the usual script

Philip Baruth’s “Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes” promises the “blockbuster” story of “arguably the most powerful lawmaker Vermonters have ever sent to Washington.”

Vermont cartoonists offer graphic take on world today

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center’s “Seriously Funny” exhibit features works by The New Yorker’s Edward Koren curated by nationally syndicated peer Jeff Danziger.

Long-ago first driver over I-91 bridge is also the last

Six decades after a test run over Vermont’s priciest highway span, 82-year-old Lawrence Wright became the final motorist to cross Brattleboro’s aging bridge before its coming demolition.

Middlebury grad treks cross-country in search of meaning

Andrew Forsthoefel is author of the new book “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.”

UPDATED: Vermonter overcomes odds to rerun Boston Marathon

Nancy Heydinger finished the 2013 race four minutes before its deadly bombing. Then, aiming to return for Monday’s 50th year of women’s participation, she discovered she had a brain tumor.

Vermonter has diplomatic view of U.S. State Department

W. Patrick Murphy returned to his boyhood hometown of Brattleboro last week and fielded questions about the nation’s changing relationship with the world.

Vermont poet-publisher forges through peaks and valleys

Dede Cummings is making a name for herself with a prize-winning new book and Green Writers Press, which has weathered the deaths of affiliated authors David Budbill, Leland Kinsey and Howard Frank Mosher.

Some Vermont dog licenses pay unexpected dividends

As towns report “animals wreaking havoc,” a few municipalities are offering prizes in hopes of spurring registrations before the state’s April 1 deadline.

A Vermonter dishes the dirt on spring cleaning struggles

Pawlet writer and self-described “collector” Eve O. Schaub is author of the new book “Year of No Clutter.”

‘If I’d only … my son would still be alive today’

John Halligan has told 1 million students and counting the story of his son Ryan, a 13-year-old Vermonter who killed himself after facing a tsunami of social media torments.